DIY - Custom Buttons

Who doesn't love a bowl full of buttons?  
Vintage floral buttons.  Geek chic buttons.  Woodland creature buttons.  Pretty much any theme could be turned into button material.  Literally.
When I bought the Sukie; Button Factory kit at Phat Angel, Nelson, I was thinking of a family craft.  Except seeing the whimsical designs, the delight of us all (mom, daughter and son) and the ease with which we crafted perfect little buttons, made me think that anyone could enjoy customizing these creations.
They are the perfect wedding shower DIY, just crafting something fun together or even using them as wedding accessories!  They can be attached to lapels, floral bouquets, ribboned presents, fabric napkins or placed in a bowl for fun favors. 
The Sukie kit contained 1" fabric circles, button tops, pin bottoms and pressing tools.  While the kit helped ensure our first experience was fool-proof, the pieces can be found independently at fabric and craft stores.  

fabric scissors
fabric with small design | print | words - see button size for reference, allow room for wrapping
button re-covering kit including:

> button tops
> button-pin bottoms
> pressing tools for top & bottom

Step 1 - Cut fabric into circular shape - see button size for referrence - we used 1"
Step 2 - Insert fabric, face down into pressing tool, being careful to center design
Step 3 - Place button top into the pressing tool and on top of fabric
Step 4 - Wrap excess fabric around button top
Step 5 - Place pin bottom, pin facing up, into the pressing tool and on top of wrapped button top
Step 6 - Use tool to firmly press the bottom piece into the button top, being careful to press all sides
Step 7 - Remove button from tool & marvel 

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